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will happen to the city's valuable possessions. spanish banks agreed to stop evicting people cannot pay their home loans. the decision after a woman committed suicide last week. local officials arrived to take possession of her house. >> another home is due to be repossessed in spain. this protest has blocked thousands of victims. inside, an ecuadorean family that cannot pay their mortgage. one of -- to one of several spanish banks which is being bailed out. many people are angry but up till now, the bank has been helping out people hard hit by the crisis. >> i feel a victim like thousands of people that all these -- all this victim is given to the banks and the can i use it to help people. >> the egger has risen since a woman killed herself in the basque country in the north of spain. she jumped from her fourth floor flat on friday. just as local officials arrived to evict her from her home. a protest in the woman posing local city followed. this was not the first case of this kind. a man in the city of grenada apparently killed himself last month. his house was also about to be reposs
sounded in the israeli city of tel aviv as rockets were fired towards it. the assaults underlines the rising tension. >> tonight, sirens sounding across tel aviv. the commercial capital and most populous city now a target for the rockets being fired by militants -- militants in gaza. people to cover bread they could. there were no casualties -- people took cover where they could. there were no casualties. >> i saw a flash of light. 2 kilometers in the direction of the seat. the rocket landed in the seat. >> targeting tel aviv marks a significant escalation of this growing conflict. the body of the man held responsible by his it -- by israel for launching hundreds of rockets from gauze that. -- gaza. at his funeral in gaza city, the military commander was carried to the streets by a noisy passionate crowd. these men are angry, determined to avenge the assassination. israel has threatened operatives to keep their heads down in the coming days. today, the militants have fired hundreds of rockets into israel. the renewed attacks saw to justify. -- sought to justify. >> it is the occup
hurricane sandy battered the region. police cars in new york city patrolled low-lying neighborhoods, urging people to evacuate again. the approaching nor'easter brought a wintry mix of cold and snow and possibly, minor flooding in already damaged coastal areas. new york mayor michael bloomberg: >> we haven't and won't order the kind of large scale evacuation we ordered in advance of hurricane sandy but if you are experiencing significant flooding during sandy you should consider taking shelter with friends and family at a safer spot or using one of the city's storm center shelters. >> sreenivasan: in new jersey, thousands of storm-weary people braced for their brush with the new storm, even as cleanup efforts continued from "sandy". governor chris christie suggested it was a little like the biblical plagues. >> when i finally got that final kind of, forecast that i got last night, i said i'm waiting for the locusts and pestilence next, you know. >> sreenivasan: the storm could al bring wind gusts of 65 miles an hour-- bedeviling efforts to restore power to more than 600,000 customers still
of the united states than it is to host public tv your public radio show in cities across the country? talk about public media because it came under attack during the campaign. >> i have just come from a 100- city tour as we speak to people and hear what they have to say. do fund-raisers for public radio and television stations. like all media, it has to open up to provide a forum for people to speak for themselves. i see media as a huge kitchen table that stretches across the globe, that we all sit around and debate and discuss the most important issues of the day. war and peace, life and death, and anything less than that is a disservice to the servicemen and women of this country who cannot have these debates on military bases on whether they will be sent to kill or be killed, whether they will be sent to live or die. anything less would be a disservice to a democratic society. public media should be the model for all of the media. it should be diverse. it should not just give voice to the minority elites in washington. i am not talking about people of color either. i am talking about a
are isolated because the roads are swamped. the city of venice is slowly returning to normal after a weekend deluge. here is the report on the flooding throughout italy. >> it seems there is no end in sight to the gushing water. in this part of italy, towns have become inundated, bringing life to a standstill. this is the seaside town. in summer tourists normally flock here in the thousands. now, people are doing everything they can to get out. roads and recreation grounds are submerged in brown, soupy water. and in some warts of this region the only way to get around is by boat. elsewhere, it is just not safe at all. the area affected is just north of rome. here it has been raining for days. the bad weather has swept across italy. in venice, seasonal flooding was higher and more widespread than normal. and unless you were in a gondola, there was little way to stay dry. there the floods are receding. but it is now the waterlogged regions of tuscana and brea that are baring the brunt. "bbc news." >> right now china's ruling communicatist party is meeting in beijing to anoint its new leaders.
quarter in new york city. she married tom foley, her high school sweetheart, and began her life as a marine wife. nine years later, their daughter kathleen was born. life was good. but then, after 54 years of marriage, tom got sick. >> my husband died of lung cancer. and he went through chemo and radiation, and then more chemo and then more radiation. and he was sick and miserable frequently, if not most of that time. but because i saw how he suffered, i made up my mind, i... when it was my turn, i was going to make sure that i don't go that way. >> narrator: in 2006, joan got remarried to art butterstein, a 86-year-old widower. then, two years later, she found out that she too had lung cancer. >> i told them immediately. i said, "i have no intention of going through all the chemo. not at my age, and not with what i know is already wrong with my body. it's not going to make me have a lovely old life." all right, what about this? 34 down. >> "words seen in brackets." >> s-i-c, sic. >> a few months ago, she went to the doctor, and doctor said, "i think it might be time to sign up
a new city council? >> yeah, they have new members of the city council. dela fuentes off the council, first time in many years and big hard battle with rebecca came lan caplan, a very ambitious politician. maybe it's just the time for the changing of the guard. >> belva: seems pleased to go to work with their colleagues. >> we'll see how long that lasts. it is oakland. we'll see. >> belva: well, in san francisco, another little note, in the election here, on our own legislative body, we have it for almost 20 years had two black people on that board of supervisors and we do now, connecting the two areas where minorities live, that is the fillmore district, so, this was unusually active and changing of the guard election season. >> yeah, i think so. when we talk about jerry brown, some of issues, i mean, californians hate a message, kind of went against the grain of other states, saying, i'm willing to pay the tax to save my school and on the issue of climate change, 39 was another proposition where they said, we're willing to approve a tax. >> we're in danger of california of losing o
. there were no sub-prime loans that won't on, they invested in small cities, always had a good school system and now commodities, agriculture are know booming across nebraska, south dakota and kansas. it's not just the shale oil coming out of north dakota. they don't get what's going on back in washington and at this point they don't care much because they're inkleined to take care of what they've got going on. it's a model in some ways. it wasn't that long ago -- we've got to turn that into the buffalo commons and give up on that part of the world. now agriculture is won by young entrepreneurial agricultural scientist how to get the most out of the soil and they're selling their products all over the world. they're familiar with china and with india and brazil. >> rose: you went to your home town. >> talking about tom brokaw we went to the same restaurant in minneapolis. on the one hand i found really the same kind of excitement that tom found. a lot of people, young people doing great innovation and start-ups in the minneapolis area much here's what i also found, charlie. i spent a day or
. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: when david o. russell first read matthew quick's novel "silver linings play book" it grabed him immediately. he was fascinated by the story of a troubled young man who struggles to rebuild his life after being released from a psychiatric institution. the book is now awe a movie starring bradley cooper, robert de niro and jennifer lawrence. here's a look at the trailer. >> let me break it down for you. the whole time you're rooting for this hemingway guy to survive the war and be with the woman he loves. >> it's 4:00 in the morning. >> can't somebody say hey, let's have a good ending to the story. i can't apologize. you know what i will do? i'll apologize on behalf of earnest hemingway, that's who to blame here. >> have hemingway call us and apologize to us, too. >> i'm getting fit for nicky. >> patrick, she left, she's gone. >> doc, i have one instinct. i come home from work, i see my wife in the shower, i pull the car pain back -- so, yeah, i snapped. >> hey, tiffany, it's pat, you
baghdad and other cities. it is not clear if the attacks are the work of one group. across europe, tens of thousands have taken to the streets in protest of rising unemployment and government austerity measures. workers in spain, portugal, greece, and italy went out on strike. gary hewitt reports. >> hundred of thousands packed madrid to protest austerity. it throws down a challenge not just to the spanish government but to europe's leaders. protesters are trying to enforce a general strike by blocking roads. there were clashes with police, but protests were part of a europe-wide action with hundreds of thousands of people striking against spending cuts and austerity. >> all the cuts are bringing more unemployment. >> in madrid, protesters would from stall to stall, shutting -- pulling down shutters, turning on those using restaurants, surrounding taxi drivers but continued working. there are some basic facts driving the process. spain is in recession for the second time in three years. unemployment is still going out. the economy is weakening, yet further tax increases are in the pipel
be so much easier. so we're looking at like payment. >> reporter: in new york city, sabrina norrie and kelli space have an idea of their own, called zero bound. if students are struggling to pay debt in dollars, why not pay it through community service? they're still raising money, but once it's up and running, the company will help borrowers get donations in exchange for volunteer work. >> i thought, there's got to be a way we can get creative about this. and being involved in volunteer work, i thought, lets see if we can invest that education of students and alumni back into the community through volunteering. >> reporter: innovations like these have the support of the federal government, in a report last month, the consumer financial protection bureau said if they work, private businesses could play an important role in helping student borrowers pay down their debts. sylvia hall, "n.b.r.," washington. >> susie: for many people the holidays are typically a time to make charitable contributions. americans gave $200 billion to non-profits last year, and half of that came from the w
continue. captioning sponsored by rose communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: president obama has been reelected as president of the united states. the last few ballots are still being counted, but winning ohio gave the president enough electoral college votes for victory. governor romney, the former governor of massachusetts, conceded just after 1:00 a.m. >> and i ran for office because i'm concerned about america. this election is over but our principles endure. that i believe the principles upon which this nation was founded are the only sure guide to a resurgent economy and to renewed greatness. like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field. we have given all our to this campaign. (cheers and applause) i so wish -- i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction. but the nation chose another leader so ann and i join with you to earnestly pray for him and for this great nation. >> rose: the race revealed america's shifting fault lines. it was a national conversation carried
communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> rose: "you are good for nothing unless you are clever," dr. austin sloper declares in henry james' 1880 novel, "washington square." the book tells the story of his daughter, the shy, awkward catherine sloper, whom he views as hopelessly unattractive and not at all clever. when the handsome morris townshend descends on their home and declares his love for catherine, a transformation begins. "the heiress," a theatrical adaptation of james' novel, made its broadway debut in 1947. it has been staged on the great white way every other decade since. a new production starring jessica chastain, david straithairn, and dan stevens recently opened at the walter kerr theatre. here's a look. >> it is a great wonder for me that morris should come into my life. i never thought i would meet a man who would understand me as he does. >> you underestimate your many qualities, my dear. i have always hoped that you would meet a fine young man who would match your goodness with his own. >> and here i have found the goodness, and with it, everyt
studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> the president thinks highly of general alan and his service to his country as well as the job he has done in afghanistan. at the request of the secretary of defense, the president has put on hold general allen numb naig as a supreme allied commander of europe pending the investigation of mr. alan's conduct. the president remains fully supporting our troops and partners in afghanistan who general allen continues to lead as he has done so ably over the year. the president was certainly surprised when he was informed about the situation regarding general petraeus on thursday. he greatly appreciates general petraeus' remarkable service to his country both in uniform and at the cia. as he said in his statement, his heart, his thoughts and prayers go out to both general petraeus and holly petraeus at this time. he's focused on his policy agenda. and he has confidence in the acting director at the cia and he has confidence in the military to carry out the various missions he has asked them to carry out. >> rose: give me that man that is not
communications from our studios in new york city, this is charlie rose. >> i'm al hunt of "bloomberg news" filling in for charlie rose from washington. we quinn if th evening with news from the white house. president obama heldaise first press conference since his reelection. he delivered a brief opening statement, emphasizing the need to avert the fiscal cliff set to take effect january 1. >> there's only one way to solve these humans and that is to do it together. as i've said before, i'm open to compromise and i'm open to new ideas and i've been encouraged the past week to hear republican after republican to agree on the need from more revenue from the wealthiest american as parent of our arithmetic if we're serious about reducing the deficit. >> the president fielded questions. the budget was the most pressing subject. obama vowed not tho extend the bush tax cuts for the top 2% of income earners. >> when it comes to the top 2%, what i'm not going to do is to extend further a tax cut for folks who don't need it, which would cost close to $1 trillion, and it's very difficult to see how
suption per cap to has quadrupled and city dwellers eat twice as much meat on average as those in the countryside. >> ifill: that's all ahead on tonight's newshour. major funding for the pbs newshour has been provided by: moving our economy for 160 years. bnsf, the engine that connects us. >> intel. sponsors of tomorrow. >> and by the bill and melinda gates foundation. dedicated to the idea that all people deserve the chance to live a healthy, productive life. and with the ongoing support of these institutions and foundations. and... this program was made possible by the corporation for public broadcasting. and by contributions to your pbs station from viewers like you. thank you. >> brown: the investigation that felled the head of the c.i.a. has expanded, to include a high- ranking u.s. military figure. that news rippled outward from the pentagon today, and across official washington. the name of u.s. marine general john allen, the top american commander in afghanistan, surfaced o >> this is "bbc world news america." >> funding of this presentation is made possible by the free
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